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Monthly archive October, 2006

You.

Ya you. You know who you are: go fuck yourself. – Sir Hound

The irony of feminism

The sharpest irony of the everyday feminismturned out to be a unicorn after allAngry and QueerBecause Ampersand was the author of Male PrivilegeChecklist:this situation is dripping with irony.Feminism will never be a profitable…Other scholars have written about and criticized more extensivelyPumping Irony: The Construction of Masculinity in a Post-Feminist…In the following paper I argue that...

Smith Street, Brooklyn

CA’s project

CA & The Hound celebrate at a Diner… Isn’t this a great idea… Of course the difference between prose writers and poetry writers is that FICTION writers would charge for this whereas poets, as usual, give it away.

Good God! The resemblence is uncanny! John Lennon’s Face?“Keith Andrews (pictured) of Wavertree, Liverpool (England) was one of the first people to notice a strange simulacrum of John Lennon’s face on a stone gatepost in Newcastle Road – the road where John Lennon was born in 1940. The gatepost was being stripped of its 40-year-layer...

Awesome woman of the week

This is a tough call for a new category of posting, but the inaugural award goes to Suzan-Lori Parks, playwright, muse, muse-lover, agitator, and individual. She does the work for the work, not for the reviews. She does the work that engages her, not what she thinks will be produced, or published. And sometimes that...

“All writing is atonement. I am always writing to make up for things I’ve done.” Alice Munro

coconut

Excellent poems in here from Mairead Byrne! And a great looking line up of chapbooks.

Not responsible for any belonging. – Sign on the Chinatown Bus.

Poetry is a heartbreaker. – Sign on the back of a mouse.

Found and randomized

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Quote of the week

Let’s cut right to the chase. With words that made my blood run cold. “We’re not going to beat you or even threaten you. We’re going to kill you by raping you.” Those words haunt the painful memory of Athanasie Mukarwego. They are the words spoken by the men who raped and humiliated this Rwandan...

Love these gals…

Sook-Yin Lee & Short Bus

Okay, so who doesn’t have a crush on Sook-Yin Lee? And isn’t she the coolest thing about CBC?? And have you seen Short Bus?

CA Conrad

Philly is CA. Here’s another interview and you must go to the end to see the most excellent photo of CA and Jen Benka.

new Marcia Hafif at Becker, Philadelphia

Larry Becker Contemporary ArtMarcia Hafif: “New Paintings: TGGT.” Thru Nov. 18. 43 N. Second St. 215.925.5389 After years of investigating single colour panels, abstract minimalist painter Marcia Hafif has moved to incorporate two colors per canvas. This isn’t necessarily news to the art world, or to minimalist painting, or to the color field, but it...

Strange Canadian Interviews…

Here’s a really odd one…Iggy Pop interviewed on the CBC March 11, 1977. And he doesn’t get to play, or to light that cigarette.

Check out joni Mitchell

May 1, 1967…

Listening in on Canada

I love BBC for classical (though I’ll listen to Jurgen Goethe talk about just about anything over on CBC Radio 2) but CBC’s Radio 3 has it all going on at the moment. There’s just a lot of fabulous new musical energy north of the border. Great weekly podcasts…sign up here.Also, and this is random,...

Queens

Who do you turn to? Who do you look to for role models of women who embody power? One scene that works for me is Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth, particularly the scene were she roars: I am not your Elizabeth! I am no man’s Elizabeth! And if you think to rule here you are mistaken!...

reading the newspaper: beaulieu

To create the paintings above poet and artist derek beaulieu read the Thursday July 18, 2002 edition of The Calgary Herald, and continued, over the next two years, to read the same day’s newspaper… That alone is a feat, that alone is a complete reversal of the deeply ingrained instructiveness of our culture, how we...

Why I’m not discussing feminism

Wondering what happens when men speak is a lifetime occupation. All over the globe women with their heads between their knees, wondering. This is an occupation. This wondering. How do men weep? Is it like thinking? When men think is there a little pause before speaking? Why have they not changed the world, men? How...

marcia hafif, susan howe, minimalism, monochrome, meditative work

Green Lake Deep, by Marcia Hafif Looking for more information on Marcia Hafif (who has a show up at Larry Becker in Philadelphia at the moment), I came across this interview with Susan Howe in which she recounts their early shared space and Howe’s transition to poetry… In 1965 I was living with the sculptor...

Zhang Huan vs. the Scotch Tape Folks & After Language Poetry

Chinese photographer and performance artist Zhang Huan has a stunning show up in Chelsea. His work interacts with people, history, geography, exploring the threshold of pain, human and metaphorically it seems, the effect of humans on the planet. The iconoclastic image “Raising the Trout Pond 1 Inch” which has a string of migrant farm workers...

Why you’re a painter and you’re a poet

Actually, the show I refer to below is called Gurgles, Sucks, Echoes by Roni Horn with a text by Lynne Tillman, which I’ll get to in a minute. But first, a timely overlap in that it brings together a curiosity about textual art, Roni Horn, narrative, story-telling, and poetry.I saw the Kay Rosen show at...

Lynne Tillman’s American Genius, A Comedy

I have a stack of Tillman books by my ugly old orange chair…starting with Madame Realism, a work in response to Kiki Smith, and also a piece that goes with a Roni Horn exhibit gurgle, suck… I’m thinking, how is it I’ve gone for so long without having a sense of how brilliant Tillman is?...

trout fishing in canada, the secret to liberal politics…

Skinnydipping for the left…Check out Bob Rae

you are my peanut…i am your brittle

ah, pepe le pew! thanks for the link michael.

Lyn Hejinian reads

See for yourself. And hear.

And another thing! Everyone is taking phone calls…

The parting of the red sea

Hey Phil-o-folks!

I’m reading tonight: Friday, October 137:30 PMNexus Gallery137 N 2nd Street (between Arch and Race)Philadelphia, Pennsylvania If you’re around love to see you.

October belladonna

Margaret Christakos read from Sooner, as well as her amazing chapbook from belladonna.a.rawlingsRachel Levitsky.Corinne and…It was a small crowd and fabulous readings. Chapbooks available as usual.

If

If a woman writes a poem and no man reads it, is it still a poem? My fingers are sore from counting today. Mind too. Better not strain myself. Go back to reading and admiring which after all is what we women do. On the reading block: Lyn Tillman, This Is Not It (wow)Rachel Blau...

Unequality not on the agenda

The Harper government in Canada has decided that women are equal enough… Hm. I just seem so clued out. But maybe that’s partly due to the fact that there are so few women capable of oh, I don’t know, thinking like the big boys? Gee, maybe we are equal enough. And as Ron Silliman seems...

Three big nights

Busy week coming up: MONDAYJon Paul Fiorentino & Paul Foster JohnsonMonday, 8:00 pmSt. Mark’s Church131 E. 10th StreetNew York City, NY TUESDAYThe October edition of the belladonna* Reading Series, a New York reading series that promotes the work of adventurous, experimental women writers, features Coach House’s Margaret Christakos (Sooner, Excessive Love Prostheses) and angela rawlings...

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Changed blog templates and lost ALL of my links… Since they took weeks and weeks to amass I don’t see them re-appearing any time soon. Sorry all.

More gender anxiety

And people really think that feminism is no longer relevant? It’s frontline work I’m telling you, absolutely frontline.

The Village Voice looks at Robertson’s The Men

From this week’s Village Voice: Rather than condemnation, Robertson’s ongoing response to boys, men, and their imposed strictures is an unruliness, a refusal to obey, a positing of fluid sexuality, a participation in alternative communities, and a delight in overlooked shared spaces. In this way, her poetry performs a witty and mischievous dialogue while conveying...

Quote of the week

To the cantons which had a taste for lawsuits, and where the farmers ruined themselves in stamped paper, he said: “Lookat those good peasants in the valley of Queyras! There are three thousand souls of them. Mon Dieu! it is like a little republic. Neither judge nor bailiff is known there. The mayor does everything....

Coach House in New York

Coach House Books celebrates 40 years at Poets House Coach House Books 40th Anniversary at Poets House featuring Margaret Christakos, a.rawlings, Jon Paul Fiorentino and Sina Queyras Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. Poets House, 72 Spring Street, 2nd Floor For review copies or media requests, contact Evan Munday at 800 367 6360 or evan@chbooks.com. Supported...

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